Treating wastewater efficiently and reliably
A clean solution
As it is our most precious resource, the water quality of our rivers, lakes and oceans is of the utmost importance. Highly efficient wastewater treatment plants are essential to maximise the extremely small proportion of usable water that’s available to us.
Sustainable wastewater treatment, however, requires sound understanding of energy-intensive processes. Above all, efficient, environmentally friendly and straightforward operations management of treatment plants is vital in all areas.
Whether you’re planning new construction or modernization, we support you with hardware and software systems, comprehensive services and specialized expertise – for an efficient, sustainable wastewater industry.
Clean water through high tech
The level of contamination of domestic and industrial wastewater differs greatly chemically, biologically and with regard to solid matter. This makes reprocessing extremely costly and time-consuming. As a planner and operator, your challenge is to design and operate a plant that is both economical and fit for the future. We’re ready to support you with our comprehensive range of products and individual solutions.
Digitalisation of the wastewater industry
In the future, intelligent, interconnected systems help increase energy-efficiency while minimising resource consumption. The key components of Water 4.0 are digital solutions that optimally complement our proven automation and drive technology. They help generate relevant data and provide fact-based data analysis – throughout the entire lifecycle.
High availability of water utility assets is critical for the delivery of performance benchmarks. Diagnostic tools - integrated into hardware - enable remote troubleshooting, minimise downtime and help you achieve a more efficient use of resources.
Security & supply
Modern treatment plants are connected to the internet for monitoring and control. While this provides transparency and flexibility, processes are potentially exposed to cyber-attack. Our Defense in Depth concept protects your plant on three levels: plant security (e.g., access control), network security (including the use of firewalls) and system integrity (such as authentication and authorization of users).
Public safety and risk mitigation form a central part of the five-year plans that water utilities make. High availability of wastewater treatment plants is necessary to deliver quality standards that are in line with water regulation requirements.
System efficiency & process quality
Integrated analytics for wastewater treatment plants helps avoid bottlenecks, which in turn improves efficiency, and boosts network and asset capacity. Discover how advanced process control is changing the way treatment plants operate.
World-class process quality is essential for the success of the water and wastewater industry. This can best be achieved with Totally Integrated Automation – for example, with the Simatic PCS 7 process control system by Siemens.
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Greater efficiency – thanks to perfectly tailored solutions
Sustainable automation solutions
Plants and applications on four continents
Data, background, and specific configurations
38 links related to water
Increased efficiency through standardized process control
Easy expansion thanks to the openness and scalability of the SIMATIC PCS 7 architecture
Treatment of over 300,000 m3/day from the left bank of the Vistula River and improvement of drinking water quality
Reduction of contaminants entering the Baltic Sea
The future starts now
220 million cubic meters of wastewater treated annually
Conversion of 104 automation systems to SIMATIC PCS 7
Uniform, standardized platform
Powerful broadband solution for wireless communication
Access to locally recorded data with Ruggedcom point-to-multipoint WiMAX
Robust technology for challenging environments
Focus on IT security
Communication via public networks increases the risk of cyberattacks
Siemens has developed a comprehensive security concept based on IEC62443
Maximum security through an economical complete solution
Measure water accurately
Flow measurement accuracy of 0.4 percent for more precise customer billing
SITRANS F M MAG 8000 measures water without a significant pressure drop
Low-maintenance because there are no moving parts to wear down over time
Information and downloads
Want to learn more about Siemens solutions for wastewater treatment? Download our topic brochures or find out about our range of products – from the efficient planning of your plant to individual services.
Your plant is our concern
Any questions about the challenges or lifecycle of your plant? Are you looking for products, solutions, or specialized knowledge? Let our experts help you to find the optimal solution for your specific requirements.